Public Bill Committees

Previously called Standing Committees, Public Bill Commitees study proposed legislation (Bills) in detail, debating each clause and reporting any amendments to the Commons for further debate.

There are at least 16 MPs on a Committee, and the proportion of parties reflects the House of Commons, so the government always has a majority.

All bills in this session

Committee membership and attendance (out of 32)

Chairpersons

  • Mr James Cran (14)
  • Eric Illsley (17)
  • Mr Peter Pike (1)

Members

  • Graham Allen (30)
  • James Clappison (27)
  • Paul Clark (28)
  • Dominic Grieve (28)
  • Harriet Harman (28)
  • David Heath (32)
  • John Heppell (32)
  • Stephen Hesford (21)
  • Simon Hughes (28)
  • Joan Humble (29)
  • David Kidney (25)
  • Humfrey Malins (24)
  • Marsha Singh (26)
  • Mr Paul Stinchcombe (28)
  • Dari Taylor (26)
  • Desmond Turner (30)
  • Lord Wills (4)
  • Hilary Benn (29)
  • Vera Baird (24)
  • David Cameron (26)
  • Mark Francois (31)
  • Sylvia Hermon (26)
  • Ian Lucas (29)
  • John Mann (28)
  • Mark Simmonds (28)

[ Committee memberships can change partway through ]